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Department: Criminology



Criminology is a growing field that will remain steady through both good and bad economic times. A bachelor's degree in criminology could lead to a career in almost anything, from a border patrol agent to a forensic pathologist. Of course, a forensic pathologist will also need a medical degree, but studying the causation and prevention of crime as an undergraduate might serve as the backbone to any career in forensic science. All of the careers below could begin with a Bachelor's degree in criminology, which might be augmented by a license as a social worker.

BA and above MS and above Doctorate/Professional

Social researcher

Community developer

Prison warden

Social worker (entry level)

Law enforcement officer

   Border patrol agent

   FBI agent

   US Marshal

   Police Officer

   Probation Officer

   Park Ranger

   Campus/University Police

Social Worker

Child welfare

Forensic science

Social Researcher

   (Local, state and federal programs
   tracking crime,
   preventing crime)

Professor of criminology

Research director in field of criminology

Forensic pathologist


Forensic psychologist

Graduate Study

Graduate programs in criminology are looking for students with a strong background in research, statistics and criminological theory. The NDMU program provides all of these things as well as giving the student strong writing skills, which is also essential to success in a graduate program in criminology. A degree in criminology does not limit one to graduate programs in the same field, criminology majors may also go on to a program in sociology, law school or medical school.

Resource Links

The American Society of Criminology

ASC Annual meeting